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are found in tokyo's water supply, as the u.s. bans the import of some japanese foods. >> right there. right there! >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a >> and too close for comfort. a kayaker in florida meets a monster of the deep. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we will not surrender. those words, the defiant libyan leader moammar gadhafi, who made his first public appearance in a week. despite the allied-imposed no-fly zone, libyan troops continued their unrelenting attacks against rebel-held cities where conditions are described as desperate. the u.s. military says it is considering all options. explosions were heard in tripoli this morning. and susan mcginnis is in washington with more on this story. good morning, susan. >> hi, good morning, betty. the mission in libya is accomplishing its goal, including grounding gadhafi's air force. but as criticism of the operation grows, along with the cost, the u.s. is looking to hand off control. despite a fourth night of allied air strikes pounding libya, leader
>>> making his case. president obama defends the u.s. mission in libya. >> some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. >>> discrimination suit. america's biggest retailer on edge as the supreme court takes up one of the biggest workplace lawsuits in history. >>> and caught on tape. a vintage air force plane makes an unexpected water landing. this is the "cbs morning news" an unexpected water landing. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. defending the u.s. military mission in libya. president obama says the operation was necessary to prevent a campaign of killing. this morning rebel forces continue to push west under the cover of allied air support. nato takes command of the operation tomorrow. secretary of state clinton arrived in london last night. this morning she will attend a conference to discuss what comes next in libya. last night the president said u.s. actions in libya stopped a slaughter a
the president's plan. >>> fallout fears. the pentagon considers the mandatory evacuation of all u.s. military personnel threatened by radiation in japan as the first american victim of the tragedy is found. >>> and medical marvel. a texas man gets the first full facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" facial transplant in the u.s. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning allied forces are working to expand the no fly zone over libya. overnight tripoli was targeted for the third day in a row and there is growing discord among the allies and here in this country over the u.s. role. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: several days of attacks on libya are having their intended effect according to u.s. officials, even so, more in congress are questioning the president's decisions. anti-aircraft fire erupted in tripoli overnight as moammar gadhafi's forces battled a fresh round of air strikes. u.s. officials say days of attacks on the regi
on the radicalization of muslims in the u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a u.s., but is it a matter of national security, or a witch-hunt? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. >>> the three-week budget battle in wisconsin that has made national headlines appears to be over. it ended swiftly and unexpectedly. republican members of the state senate outmaneuvered their absentee democratic colleagues to pass a bill which sharply limits union rights. >> this is a violation of law. >> the vote caught almost everyone by surprise. by 18-1 the state senate passed a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from most of wisconsin's public employees, handing governor scott walker a stunning victory in the three-week labor standoff. in a statement he applauded lawmakers for taking, quote, a step in the right direction to balance the budget, and reform government. senate democrats had fled the state to avoid any votes, but republicans found a way to push the measure through. they removed all elements of the bill that involved bud
. stated, a united nations not substitute for a u.s. n does political and military strategy. defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. coulturn or control of the operation as early as surday. but the terms of the transition are still being scussed by coreato allies. flyi a larger share of t combat strikes. but the rest is up in the air. terrell brown, c news,he unitedations. >>> early is morning, israeli aircraft hit targets on the gaza strip. israel says the attacks are in response ta round of shelling anwednesday's deadly bombing in jerusalem. a crowded bus was bombed in one woman was killed and more than 20 otrs wounded. iseli authities blame exposed to radiation at than, te crippled nuclearower pla. installing electrical wires, and treatment.o hospitr als fo say radiation levels in tokyo d its water supply have returned to safe levels. but remain high in two nearby nehborhoods. the numberf timad dead and missing from the quake and tsunami now over 25,000. >>> movie icon elizabeth taylor will be buried later this week. taylor died yesterday. she's being remembered as much for
-blown meltdown, as the u.s. authorizes the first evacuations full-blown meltdown, as the u.s. authorizes the first evacuations of american citizens. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the united states will begin evacuating americans out of japan amid growing concern over the nuclear plant crisis. here's the latest. japanese military helicopters have begun dumping water on the crippled power plant to try to cool overheated nuclear fuel. engineers are trying to install a new power line so they can restore power to the plant's cooling system. a top u.s. nuclear official says he believes radiation levels at the plant are extremely high, and will soon be deadly. the obama administration has urged the evacuation of all americans from a 50-mile radius of the fukushima daiichi plant. now, charter planes will be brought in to help those wanting to leave the country. charlie d'agata is in yoshida, japan, with more on this. good morning, charlie. tell us the latest where you are. >> good morning to you, betty. well, you may be wonderi
? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the nuclear crisis in japan moves into its second week. and this morning, the head of the u.n.'s nuclear energy agency says japan is racing against the clock. here's the latest. engineers hope to reconnect electricity to at least two of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi power plant sometime today. but, it is unclear if any of the cooling systems will work. smoke is rising from reactor number 2, but officials don't know why. fire trucks are now being used to spray water on the plant, and attempts to use helicopters have been discontinued. japanese officials said today they are asking the u.s. government for help. charlie d'agata is in niigata, japan, with more. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. nobody is watching the events unfolding at the nuclear power plant more closely than the people here. many who were evacuated from the region around that plant and wonder if they'll ever be able to go home. fire trucks resumed blasting water onto japan's crippl
by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the nuclear crisis triggered by last friday's massive earthquake is quickly getting worse. this morning there was an explosion at a third reactor at the fukushima daiichi power plant. it came after a fourth unit caught fire. that fire was extinguished. the levels were, quote, very high and now poses a threat to human health and there is a high risk that more radiation will escape. residents within 19 miles of the plant have been told to stay indoors. high than normal radiation levels have been detected in tokyo which is about 150 miles to the south. the official death toll from the quake and the tsunami has topped 2400, but entire towns have vanished and it is estimated more than 10,000 perished. charlie d'agata is in oyama with more. what is the latest there? >> reporter: good morning. well, this is the road that leads from tokyo to the stricken nuclear power plants and as you can see, there has been a steady flow of traffic and right now the critical question is how concentrated is that leak, whether
>>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. throughout the economic recovery, the missing ingredient has been jobs. but, that could change this morning with the release of the government's february jobs report. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. good morning, susan. what are you expecting from this report? >> good morning, betty. well, yeah, analysts are expecting good news from the job front later this morning. but the big question is, how good? because, as we know, they've been wrong before. the number of americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in nearly three years. that, combined with a private sector survey showing a pickup in hiring, has economists optimistic about today's report. most expect it to show the economy added close to 200,000 jobs last month. still, the unemployment rate is projected to edge up a bit to 9.1%. >> it should be the kind of report that says finally we've gone from jobless recovery to a recovery that is finally creating at least enough jobs to soak up some of the unemployed. >> repo
>>> show of force. more u.s. warships head to the mediterranean, as libyan rebels consider asking for international military intervention. >>> open for business. the house passes a stopgap budget bill. the senate is expected to follow suit today. >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america begins to take shape. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, there are reports that libyan government forces have launched air attacks against rebel-held positions in eastern libya. meanwhile, two u.s. navy ships enter the suez canal en route to the mediterranean, and it is also reported rebel leaders are considering whether to ask for outside military help. susan mcginness is in washington with more on this. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hi, good morning, betty. while the opposition leaders in libya are considering asking for western air strikes u.s. defense leaders remain very cautious. they are weighing their options, and the consequences, of u.s.
, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, the situation at japan's crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant has gone from critical to desperate. the plant has suffered severe damage and so far, efforts to gain control have failed. here's the latest. a surge in radiation levels forced the remaining workers at the plant to temporarily withdraw. early this morning, a second fire broke out at reactor number four. this one may involve the outer shell of the containment building. and japanese officials also say the outer containment building of another reactor may have been compromised. charlie d'agata is in takasaki japan with more this morning. he joins us. good morning, charlie, what's the latest there? >> good morning to you, betty. the latest is, thankfully, the fire is out, and the plant's operators said they've been able to stabilize the temperature and the pressure in that critical unit. the reactor has gone -- at the same time the japanese government said it's now time to ask the military for help. efforts to prevent a full-blown nuclear disaster suf
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm joel brown in for betty nguyen. we begin with the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices. the obama administration is considering tapping into the country's emergency oil reserves to ease prices, and consumer nerves. spurred by unrest in the middle east, oil prices rose nearly 2% to above $106 a barrel this morning in asia. and the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gas hit $3.51. up nearly 33 cents in the past two weeks. the second largest two-week rise ever. susan mcginnis is in washington with details. susan, good morning. >> hey, good morning, joel. yeah, washington is watching higher oil prices, and considering u.s. dependence on foreign oil, it's now looking at a much closer alternative. the white house is considering tapping the nation's oil reserves to try to put a cap on runaway oil prices. >> all matters have to be on the table when you go through -- when you see the difficulty coming out of the economic crisis we're in, and the fragility of it. >> reporter: the strategic petroleum reserves, the u.
>>> rebel retreat. libyan troops have opposition forces on the run. but for how long? as the u.s. considers arming the insurgency. >>> cajun cleanup. a powerful storm rolls through louisiana, threatening the southeast with flooding and high winds. >>> and union fight. ohio can vote on limiting collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to collective bargaining rights, as the battle in wisconsin goes to court. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, the back and forth fighting in libya has turned against the rebel troops. opposition forces are on the run, fleeing the latest government counterattack. the rebels were trying to advance on moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. they've also had to leave two critical oil ports, brega and ras lanuf. the u.s. navy launched a new barrage of cruise missiles at targets near tripoli and nato takes command of the operation today. joel brown is in washington with more. good morning, joel. what's the latest? >> betty, it wasn't even a close fight. gadhafi forc
to the west. >>> training accident. a jet engine explodes and catches fire aboard a u.s. aircraft carrier. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. >>> and cold case. the fbi can't crack this code. can you? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen. we begin in libya, where cia operatives have been on the ground gathering intelligence, and making contact with rebel forces. the rebel troops are being pushed back by libyan forces, losing about 100 miles in two days. meanwhile, a key adviser to moammar gadhafi has resigned amid some international intrigue. joel brown is in washington. good morning, joel. bring us up to speed. >> a lot going on, betty. good morning to you. we're learning now the cia's been on the ground in libya for weeks now, in some cases working hand in hand with the rebels. but whether or not to supply weapons to the opposition is a whole other matter that sparks fierce debate here in washington. cia operatives are reportedly on the ground in libya. the intelligence agency sent in small teams earlier this
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. the international community is tightening the noose around gadhafi. the u.s. says all options are on the table. meanwhile gadhafi is striking back in force. they attacked rebel troops in the two major cities closest to the capital using tanks and anti-aircraft guns. overnight government troops tried to retake zawiya, but rebel troops held their ground. >> reporter: as the blood shed in libya moves into another day, the tone in washington has turned decidedly sharper. the white house is now clearly ratcheting up the pressure on gadhafi to step down. troops loyal to moammar gadhafi are fighting to take back territory now in rebel hands. amateur video captured this firefight between pro and anti-government forces in libya's third largest city. the uprising that began last month poses the biggest threat yet to gadhafi, his bloody crackdown has reportedly left hundreds, possibly thousands, dead. still, in an interview with christianne amanpour of abc news gadhafi laughed off calls for him to step down and d
>>> airport ambush. two u.s. airmen are dead, and two more wounded in germany. the suspect is now being questioned by authorities. >>> family horror. a 12-year-old colorado boy is in custody, accused of killing his parents. >>> and deadline day for pro football. the contract between the nfl players union and team owners the contract between the nfl players union and team owners expires at midnight. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. investigators in germany are trying to figure out why a gunman opened fire on a busload of u.s. airmen, killing two, and seriously wounding two others. it happened yesterday at the frankfurt airport. the suspect is an employee at that airport. charlie d'agata has the latest. >> reporter: the two u.s. airmen killed wednesday had not even made it to the battlefield. they were with 11 other military personnel on this bus outside the frankfurt, germany, airport, when the gunman opened fire. police say the suspect, 21-year-old arid uka is a citizen of kosovo, an airport employee and a devout muslim
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with an incident at rag an national airport just outside the national's capital. if you're an anxious flyer, well, this will not help. because early wednesday morning, two airliners trying to land at reagan were unable to contact anyone in the control tower. it's reported that the lone air traffic controller on duty was apparently asleep. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, susan. tell us what happened here. >> hi, good morning, betty. this is something aviation officials say they have never seen before. first, one pilot calls in to air traffic control at reagan airport here in washington, then a second one does, looking to land, and they're greeted with nothing but silence. it was an event that could have turned out a lot worse. transportation secretary ray lahood has ordered a national review of air traffic control staffing, following a scary incident at reagan national airport. two airliners, loaded with passengers, were trying to land early wednesday, when the control tower suddenly went silent. after
. still, u.s. warships and planes helping with relief efforts temporarily moved away from the area as a precaution. crews have been desperately trying to avoid a nuclear meltdown at the facility since it was damaged in friday's powerful earthquake. over the weekend they dumped sea water into the reactors to try to cool them down. more than 180,000 residents were also evacuated, and had to be scanned for radiation before entering shelters. across the northeast coast, more than 10,000 people are believed to be dead from the magnitude 9 quake, and tsunami. dramatic new video captured violent waves that slammed ashore, wiping out entire villages. since the massive earthquake three days ago, aftershocks continue to rattle the region. an average of 12 to 15 per hour. some more than 6.0 in magnitude. but there are stories of survival. crews rescued this 60-year-old man who was clinging to what was left of his roof. this man also made it out alive. i thought i was dying when i was pushed into the water, he says. but with thoughts of my family i decided to make every effort to survive. but
. and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. a monster earthquake struck japan this morning, triggering a devastating tsunami that swamped a wide patch of the japanese coastline, causing widespread damage, and some major damage, as well. the 8.9 magnitude quake was centered off the northeast japan coastline, about 240 miles northeast of tokyo. it is the biggest quake to hit japan in 140 years. the pictures, they are stunning. take a look. you can see the fires that are still burning at this hour. also, a 13-foot tsunami wave rolled inland, sweeping away everything in its path. including homes and cars. a tsunami watch has been issued for the entire western coast of the united states, in fact. there are initial reports of at least five deaths, and unknown numbers of injured, and reports of many still missing at this hour. fires caused by the quake raged up and down the coast. there are reports of widespread power outages, and transportation disruptions, as well. we will continue to follow this story for you, so stay with us for that. there's a lot more to tell you about, because as we sa
in tripoli was hit. but u.s. officials say gadhafi is not a target. the libyan dictator promises a long, hard war. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> hi, good morning, terrell. after a weekend of heavy air strikes on libya, the main issue in washington is, where to go from here. u.s. officials are now planning a more limited role for u.s. forces going forward. u.s. officials are not planning to lead the mission in libya much longer. >> we expected in a matter of days to be able to turn over the primary responsibility to others. >> reporter: following a weekend of missile strikes and air patrols, defense secretary robert gates said the pentagon will soon hand over the reins to either the french and british, or to nato. his comments came as american warships and planes pounded libya, taking out key radar and missile sites. outside moammar gadhafi's compound, government officials showed off what they claimed were pieces of a rocket. and evidence of a western attempt to remove the libyan leader from power. >> why is this rocket here? this is a very dangerous
, good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin in libya, where forces loyal to moammar gadhafi are pounding rebel positions in a series of fierce counterattacks. gadhafi met with supporters tuesday and claimed the revolt is being led by a small group of foreigners who brainwashed libyan youth. the rebel-held city closest to the capital of zawiyah is under siege from the air and on the ground. this morning rebel forces say pro-gadhafi forces are closing in. mark phillips has more now from tripoli. >> reporter: for five straight days, the libyan army has been pounding the town and the people of zawiyah. for five days, the anti-gadhafi rebels there have resisted an increasingly ferocious assault and stayed defiant. for colonel gadhafi, this popular resistance, just 30 miles from tripoli, is an embarrassment on his doorstep. one that flies in the face of his claim that the rebellion has been brought under control. he sent in the most notoriously ruthless unit in the libyan army, the kamis brigade, headed by one of his sons, to shoot them down. each time the
upsets. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning we are learning more about the extent of the damage at japan's fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, and the news is not good. japanese nuclear safety officials say the core of one of the reactors may have been breached. but it appears to be limited. now if that is true, uncontrolled quantities of radioactivity could have been released into the surrounding air and ground. the reactor in question is number 3. on march 14th, a powerful hydrogen explosion damaged the outer containment building. the reactor holds 170 tons of radioactive fuel in its core. work has been stopped at reactors 1 through 3 at the fukushima power plant. >>> it's now been two weeks since a massive earthquake and tsunami struck japan's northeastern coast. hundreds of thousands remain in temporary shelters, and there are shortages of food and water. the official death toll has surged past 10,000, and another 17,000 are still missing. charlie d'agata is in northeastern japan. charlie, what's the latest
>>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. nato has started flying surveillance planes over libya 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. it comes as the international community considers its response to what president obama calls the unacceptable violence by the gadhafi regime. rebel forces are under repeated attack by government troops following days of heavy bombardment, government forces appear to have retaken a key city 30 miles from the capital. on monday, president obama had this warning for the libyan government. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable for whatever violence continues to take place there. >> moammar gadhafi's real advantage is air power. the past several days, he launched a barrage of assaults using war planes and helicopters. mandy clark reports from inside libya. >> reporter: this is why libya's rebels are begging for a no fly zone. we were the first journalists on the scene after this bombing. people ignored the danger an
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